James P. LagiosPartner
James P. Lagios maintains a general law practice with emphases in business transactions, commercial litigation, professional liability and debtor/creditor rights.
Jim represents corporate clients in complex commercial transactions, many of which have involved significant regulatory issues in the healthcare industry. He has represented parties in asset purchases from negotiation through the agreement’s successful consummation, both inside and outside of bankruptcy proceedings. He has also represented parties in litigation stemming from troubled transactions.
Jim defended a chief financial officer in a multi-party federal action brought by an international investment holding company alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligent misrepresentation. He utilized the procedures of the Hague Convention to obtain critical evidence located in Europe.
He also has extensive experience employing eDiscovery tools to obtain and review necessary evidence.
Serving as local counsel to insurance carriers participating in the national flood insurance program, Jim has appeared in federal courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Jim has handled a variety of issues in bankruptcy and state-court insolvency proceedings. He recently negotiated on behalf of a hospital system a bankruptcy court stalking-horse bid for the assets of an Article 28 hospital and several of its affiliates. He has also represented a financial receiver appointed in an involuntary state-court liquidation proceeding commenced by the New York State Attorney General under article 11 of the New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. Jim has defended preference actions and brought motions for relief from the automatic stay and has defended against such motions. He has also commenced adversary proceedings against debtors to continue state-court litigation in the bankruptcy setting.
Jim is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Historical Society of the Courts of New York State and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). His article, “Court Decisions on ACA’s 60-Day Repayment Rule Gives Providers Valuable Guidance,” co-authored with Daniel Bernstein, appeared in the November 2015 issue of American Health Lawyers In-House Counselor.
Active in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany as an advisory board member, Jim is also a past member of the board of directors and served on the executive, program and finance committees.
Early in his career, Jim was appointed confidential law clerk to the Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.
9 Thurlow Terrace
Albany, NY 12203
New YorkCourt Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New YorkBar Affiliations
New York State Bar Association
Capital District and Mid-Hudson Bankruptcy Bar AssociationsEducation
Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
State University of New York at New Paltz, BS, Accounting, summa cum laude